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breast ornament

breast ornament
Breast ornament. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
 
Summary:
E017346 - 31/10/1907, breast ornament, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia
Item Name:
breast ornament
Label:
A breast ornament made from the ground circular tip of the Conus leopardus shell, with extensions at the top and a hole for hanging. The complete ornaments have a cord and pearl-shell button at the junction. Known as a "dibi-dibi" by the Meriam people. They were said to be worn on the chest by both men and women as a personal ornament. It was collected for the Museum by C. Hedley and A.R. McCulloch in 1907. (6.5x9.0cm.)
Place:
Mer (Murray Islands)
Region:
Torres Strait
Province/State:
Queensland
Country:
Australia
Collection Area:
Australia
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
31/10/1907
Registration Number:
E017346
Associated Stories:
The Hedley and McCulloch Collection: Torres Strait 1907
Images
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Breast ornament. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Breast ornament. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Breast ornament. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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A breast ornament made from the ground circular tip of the Conus leopardus shell, with extensions at the top and a hole for hanging. The complete ornaments have a cord and pearl-shell button at the junction. Known as a "dibi-dibi" by the Meriam people. They were said to be worn on the chest by both men and women as a personal ornament.It was collected for the Museum by C. Hedley and A.R. McCulloch in 1907. (6.5x9.0cms.) 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Photography Dept - Photographer Unknown